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Amazon experiments with ad-supported TV (even for Prime members)

With 'The Fashion Fund,' Amazon departs from ad-free video whether you have Prime or not.

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How to join the Windows 10 Insider preview program

Want unreleased Windows 10 features? Here’s how to become a Windows 10 Insider, and what you should know beforehand.


Facebook Live brings video broadcasting to Android users

Facebook Live event streaming: Not just for famous people and iPhone users anymore


Blu-ray cracking software makers are giving up

AnyDVD maker Slysoft ceases operations, while DVDFab vows not to decrypt 4K Blu-ray discs.


Skylake NUCs go fanless with this copper-clad mini-PC

Aleutia’s copper-clad Skylake PC looks slick, but the fanless design will cost you.


No dongle necessary: Chromecast-like features may get built directly into televisions

Google may be working with Vizio and other TV makers on Cast integration, but where does that leave Android TV?

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The FCC wants to blow up the cable box. Here's what its proposal will (and won’t) do

Confused by the FCC’s cable box plan? Here’s what it all means for cable subscribers and cord cutters.


Dune Case mimics Mac Pro style for build-your-own PCs

Dune Case brings Mac Pro-style cylindrical design to custom Mini-ITX desktops.

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Windows 10 lock screen ads begin with Rise of the Tomb Raider push

Full-screen ads invade the Windows 10 lock screen, but you can turn them off.

Verizon's Custom TV skinny bundles fatten up as it makes nice with ESPN

Verizon Custom TV skinny bundles get stuffed with more channels, including a package with ESPN.


MSI has the first PC to sport Intel’s mini-STX motherboard

Want a miniature PC without losing CPU-upgrade privileges? MSI's mini-STX-based Cubi 2 desktop could be for you.


Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Mastercard will soon let you verify your ID with a selfie instead of typing a password.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7's personalized auto-brightness fixes a major mobile headache

Samsung is barely talking about one of the best new features in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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MLB.TV subscribers: Disable auto-renew to get lower single-team prices

Baseball fans can save big on MLB.TV this year if they only want to watch one team.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift: What your money gets you

The VR system from HTC and Valve comes with greater sticker shock, but also includes more stuff.